Durar Bacri

“In south Tel Aviv I feel comfortable amidst all the cultural mishmash that exists here, suddenly I’m not special, not different for being Arab. I’m still not the mainstream but I feel like an other among others and this comes across in my works.”

Durar Bacri

Durar Bacri is an Arab-Israeli painter born in Acco who now lives in south Tel Aviv. His painting style is often realistic, and the lion’s share of his works depicts south Tel Aviv in all its colors and layers. He juxtaposes the old and the new, the crumbling buildings next to brand new towers, the foreign workers and refugees next to the locals, the poverty peeking out from every crack, the homeless. As an outsider himself, in south Tel Aviv Bacri feels comfortable in the cultural mishmash. “Suddenly I’m not special, I’m not different for being Arab,” he writes. “It’s true I’m still not mainstream, but here I am an other amongst others, and it really comes across in my works.”

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